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Four in a Bed is a British reality television game show that has been airing on Channel 4 since 22 November 2010. The show involves four B&B owners, who take turns to stay with one another - and pay what they consider fair for their stay. The winner is the establishment named best value for money.
The competition begins at Oaklea Barns Guest House in Merseyside, where Mandi Magee and partner Paul Green think their impeccable standards will wow their rivals. Ian Nicholls from Sleeperdorm Backpacker Hotel in Newcastle loves his room but is perplexed by plastic on lampshades, whereas Mark Toole and partner Natalie Allcock from The Parsonage Hotel and Spa in York are thrown by a loose loo. During an exercise in falconry, Dave Rogers and partner Sanchia Crossley from The Guest House Worsthorne in Lancashire cry foul when chirpy Mandi rules the roost. At breakfast, Mandi makes it clear she thinks she can't be beaten, but Dave and Sanchia say they'll rise to the challenge.
The second visit is to The Guest House Worsthorne in Lancashire, where partners Dave Rogers and Sanchia Crossley aim to win over their guests with their 300-year-old cottage turned guesthouse. On arrival the guests are bowled over by the guesthouse's charm but Mandi and Paul soon find there's dirt beneath the surface. Mark discovers Dave's missed a spot, as his cleaners have left something behind. The guests saddle up for an afternoon of line dancing led by Sanchia where Mark puts the hoe into hoedown. At dinner, Ian reveals a royal secret and Mandi has some suspicions about Natalie's intent. At breakfast, served in Dave's vintage tea room next door, the food goes down a storm but Ian isn't too happy with Dave's order-taking skills.
For the third visit this week the group heads to Sleeperdorm Backpacker Hotel in Newcastle, where Ian Nicholls hopes they'll leave their designer gear at the door and bunk up in his cheap and cheerful concept. Dave and Sanchia try to grin and bear it but make a 'grimm' discovery. Things turn sour over dinner when Mandi tells Ian exactly what she thinks of his dormitory-style hotel, but she has egg on her face - and trousers - the following morning at Ian's unique take on breakfast.
The final visit is to The Parsonage Hotel and Spa in York, where general manager Mark Toole is joined by partner Natalie Allcock as they look to wow their guests with their 55-room country manor, complete with pub, spa and in-house restaurant. The guests are awestruck with the size of the hotel but queen of clean Mandi's high standards aren't met, Dave discovers a sweet treat has been left for him, and Ian takes issue with some modern furnishings. Mark's spread at breakfast gets the guests drooling, with everyone impressed with what's on offer. And chat gets competitive when Dave and Mandi both think they are winners. At feedback, Mark and Natalie get a shock when discovering Mandi's true feelings about The Parsonage and want answers come payment day.
It's the final day of the competition and the B&B owners are meeting for the last time to find out what they've been paid and to settle some scores. Oaklea Barns is first, and hosts Mandi and Paul want answers from Mark and Natalie, which ends up fanning flames. Next, Dave and Sanchia from The Guest House Worsthorne are shocked when they're the first to be hit by serial under-payers. Ian from Sleeperdorm is third, and he's keen to challenge Mandi about her hard-hitting criticisms and find out why Mark and Natalie seem to think he can control the wet weather in Newcastle. Finally it's The Parsonage Hotel and Spa in York, where Mark and Natalie try their hardest to remain calm when faced with Mandi and Paul's explanations - but accusations abound. After the tit-for-tat tirade, the winning B&B is finally announced.
The competition kicks off in Helmsley North Yorkshire at Laskill Country House, where straight-talking farmer's daughter Mandy Sowray and friend Anny Harrison run a tight ship. On arrival Chris Witton and Saroop Ram aka 'Rammy' from The Swan Hotel, Peterborough, feel right at home but techno savvy Colin and Ben Warburg from Scalford Hall Hotel, Leicestershire, fail to connect from the start. During the afternoon's hay bale race, youngsters Charlie Thompson and Lauren Tucker from The Abbey Hotel in East Sussex fail to stack up to the challenge. At dinner, host Mandy bigs up her banger qualifications but it's at breakfast where she fails to crack Chris's order. Come feedback Colin signals a no return leaving the host 'hanging' as to the reason why.
The second visit is to The Swan Hotel in Telford owned by Chris Witton and his spiritual friend Rammy. They are hoping straightforward value for money will win them the competition. At the Yorkshire pudding making competition confident youngsters Charlie and Lauren show the proof is in the pudding, leaving confident cooks Mandy and Anny thinking there's more to them than meets the eye. And at dinner Rammy opens up about his troubled past. When day breaks, Colin, joined by son Ben, has a rude awakening so it's up to chef Chris to win his guest over at breakfast. And come feedback Chris has a change of heart about some of his guests.
For the third visit of the week the B&Bers head to Scalford Hall Hotel in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire where IT exec/hotelier Colin Warburg, along with student son Ben, hope their 81 room country pile will wow their rivals. Still smarting from their feedback Chris and Rammy suspect game playing from today's hosts and on check in Chris soon has his nose out of joint. An afternoon's crate stacking competition on the hotel's high wire course sees the host tower over their guests but at dinner Colin gets a grilling. A lukewarm reaction to breakfast only adds to Colin's woes and after feedback he suspects retribution is at hand.
The final visit is to The Abbey Hotel in Battle, East Sussex, run by confident young colleagues Charlie Thompson and Lauren Tucker. On arrival, Colin and Ben are feeling the squeeze and Chris and Rammy find themselves in a sticky situation. In the afternoon guests target each other at the archery range where bows are drawn and scores are settled. At dinner, straight-talking Chris can't help but be impressed by his hosts and as conversation turns to parking, the guests are in a jam with their hosts. But come feedback Colin puts the boot in, and Lauren wants answers at payment day.
It's the final day of the competition and the B&B owners are meeting for the last time to find out what they've been paid and to settle some scores. Laskill Country House host Mandy wants to crack where she went wrong with breakfast and why Colin and Ben didn't connect with her. Chris and Rammy from The Swan Hotel want to draw out Lauren on her room flaws and get to the bottom of Colin's bedroom nightmares. Colin and Ben from Scalford Hall Hotel are third to take on their critics and are firing back at Chris who they accuse of playing tit for tat. Finally it's The Abbey Hotel and youngsters Charlie and Lauren who are still reeling from the rollicking they received from Colin's scores and want answers. There are recriminations and accusations as the payments are revealed and the winner is finally announced.
The competition begins in Norfolk at The Old Ram Coaching Inn where five-star trained Victoria MacDonald welcomes the guests to one of her three B&B sites. On arrival, Michele and Cheryl from Beach Lodge Hotel, Mablethorpe, are not impressed with the dusty towel rail and suspicious brown smudge in the toilet. And Aaron and Mel from Ye Old Crown are not happy to find themselves with a hairy bed. Breakfast leaves a little to be desired for Aaron as he fumes over his eggs, but it's the feedback from Alan and Alison of The Farmer's Arms, Taunton, that leaves Victoria reaching for the tissues.
The second visit is to Ye Old Crown in Edenbridge, Kent, where chef and owner Aaron Webster aims to deliver a three star service for a two star price. On arrival, Victoria from The Old Ram Coaching Inn in Norfolk is looking for payback after receiving some harsh scores from Aaron and Mel, and is quick to discover burn marks in her net curtains. Over dinner, Aaron reveals he has only been at Ye Old Crown for six months, which causes quite a stir. Come morning, expectations are high for chef Aaron's breakfast, however all does not go to plan.
For the third visit of the week, the B&Bers head to Beach Lodge Hotel in Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire, where hosts Michele and Cheryl aim to offer their guests the perfect beachside break. The rooms all seem to hit the spot at first, until Victoria has a hair-raising incident in the bathroom and a crumby experience with her armchair. Tensions between Aaron, Mel and Victoria are soothed by an afternoon racing pedalos. In the morning Victoria's room leaves her feeling hot and bothered, and with the guests having to get their own tea and coffee at breakfast, the feedback proves hard to swallow.
The final visit is to The Farmer's Arms in Taunton, where owners Alan and Alison hope their palatial rooms will see them win the competition. Upon arrival, Victoria is wowed by her room, but Michele and Cheryl are left unimpressed by the cleanliness, particularly their dusty radiator. An afternoon spent playing skittles keeps the spirits high, but over dinner everyone is brought back down to earth with a bump as payment day looms. It becomes clear they all have questions they want answered and tension is in the air. With breakfast going down well, come feedback time Alan and Alison are feeling confident that all the payments will be full.
It's the final day of the competition and the B&B owners are meeting for the last time to find out what they've been paid and to settle some scores. The OId Ram Coaching Inn were first to host, and owner Victoria wants to get to the bottom of Michele and Cheryl's comments about her toilet. Next, Aaron and Mel from Ye Old Crown have some genuine questions for Victoria over her comments about their hosting. Michele and Cheryl from Beach Lodge Hotel get hot under the collar when they ask Victoria to explain her room. Finally, Alan and Alison want to talk radiators with Michele and Cheryl, and why they marked them down for dust. There's tension, tears and tantrums as the payments are revealed and the winner is finally announced.
The first visit of the week is to The Waverley Hotel in Callander, Scotland owned by husband and wife Gordon and Jan Halladay. Ollie and Liz discover the bathroom bin hasn't been emptied and best friends Tanya and Vicky get the gloves out for a thorough examination. Later Jan challenges the group to become shipmates for the day and Tanya takes a shine to Liz. Over dinner, the group question Jan and realise she's the one that wears the trousers in the relationship. The next day the guests are finally looking forward to meeting Jan's other half, Gordon, who is cooking breakfast. But his confidence slips away when he serves over-cooked poached eggs, and come feedback, Jan and Gordon are shocked and surprised at some of the scores.
The second visit of the week is to Greenview Guesthouse in Cumbria, owned by Tanya Briggs, with help from best friend Vicky Hope. On arrival Jan and Gordon are impressed with the view from their room over Solway Bay; however, Rory and Katharine are disappointed with their outlook over the local estate. In the afternoon the group gets acquainted with some shrimp, which makes Jan go green at the gills and Ollie gets up to some fishy business. In the morning the guests are surprised by Tanya's breakfast, and at feedback the hosts are gobsmacked when one of the guest won't return.
The third visit of the week takes us to the Hotel Sheraton in Blackpool, run by mum and son duo Liz and Ollie Brown. At arrivals the group are shocked at the sheer size of the hotel. Tanya and Vicky are left gobsmacked when they spot a TV in their bathroom and Rory discovers his own personal illuminations in the bathroom. But Gordon and Jan unexpectedly find dust- where it shouldn't be. In the afternoon the group are challenged to a spot of glass blowing, and rivalries run high. Over dinner, the group are subjected to more than they'd bargained for when Ollie decides to drop his trousers at the table. The next morning several guests find that their showers start misbehaving, but it's at feedback that Liz and Ollie realise that instead of a warm welcome, some of the guests were left with a cold shoulder.
The fourth and final visit is to Chapter Two Accommodation in Malton, Yorkshire, where Katharine and Rory offer proper Yorkshire hospitality. On arrival all the guests find fault with the cleanliness in the bathrooms and Tania and Vicky get forensic with their inspection. An afternoon of sausage making in the local butchers has tensions building between the guests, as Jan and Tanya square up amid accusations of sabotage. Over dinner the guests learn more about Rory's past and things get tense over a conversation on competitiveness. At breakfast the guests look forward to 'the best breakfast in Yorkshire' and Rory delivers a belly-busting offering. At feedback Rory is humbled by the comments but admits he could have done better.
It's payment day and the chance for the group finally to get answers for the feedback they left across the visits. Beginning with the Waverley, Ollie and Liz let loose about the bathroom bin blunder and explain that they had been generous on their marking. Tanya and Vicky get the chance to vent their irritation at Jan and Gordon's feedback and the recipients are left flustered with the onslaught. Tanya defends her lack of breakfast offering but she is left flabbergasted when the payments are revealed. When attention turns to Hotel Sheraton, Liz is determined to find out why she hadn't been made aware of the shower problems. And Rory at Chapter Two gets a firm lesson about toilet cleanliness from Vicky that he finds hard to flush away. With scores settled and payments revealed, there can be only one winner.
The competition kicks off in north Norfolk at The Hero, run by best mates Harry Farrow and Rowan Glennie, who both quit university to follow their dream of becoming hospitality entrepreneurs. Debbie and Arthur from The Cleasewood Guest House are wowed by the view but Shoukry and Waguih, from Four Saints Brig Y Don wonder if size really does matter. During an afternoon cheese-wrapping contest at a local dairy farm, Helen and Suzanne from Peel Hey show their perfectionist side while Arthur and Debbie raise eyebrows with their sneaky tactics. At breakfast, Helen doesn't hold back, and at feedback, it's the hosts' laddish approach which the guests find hard to swallow.
The second visit is to The Cleasewood Guest House in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, a labour of love for rookie B&B owners Debbie and Arthur Callaghan. Upon arrival, Harry and Rowan wonder how they'll get into their bunk beds without a step-ladder. Helen and Suzanne are impressed when a rim-test on the loo comes up trumps. But Shoukry and Waguih fear the unusual colour of towels might be hiding some dirty secrets. At dinner, Arthur and Debbie intrigue their guests by revealing their unusual business ethos, and Helen and Suzanne drop a bombshell when quizzed on their hospitality CV. Come morning, guests are left wondering whether amateur chef Arthur has bitten off more than he can chew, and Helen and Suzanne's feedback leaves a nasty taste in the mouth.
For the third visit of the week the B&B'ers head to Peel Hey on the Wirral, where boss Helen Holmes and assistant Suzanne Hill hope their seven decades of experience will give them the edge over their rivals. After checking in, Debbie and Arthur are surprised by a discovery in the loo, while Harry and Rowan are stumped by how they can watch TV and brush their teeth at the same time. At the afternoon darts match, Arthur lets slip that issues from his own visit are still playing on his mind - which leaves Helen and Suzanne whether they'll be payback come feedback. Over dinner, Shoukry and Waguih ruffle feathers when an offhand remark leads the others to question their true motives.
The final visit is to Four Saints Brig Y Don in Llandudno, north Wales, where Egyptian-born owner Shoukry Rozek - joined in the competition by best friend Waguih Zakaria - believes his 'international standard' hotel will scoop him the prize. On arrival, Harry and Rowan fall in love with the sea views, but Helen and Suzanne are taken by surprise. At supper, Debbie and Arthur stand accused of taking criticism too much to heart - before Waguih puts the cat among the pigeons with his spicy claims about the couple's approach to business. At breakfast, Shoukry tries to make amends - but will it be the hurt feelings, or the controversial buffet breakfast which costs the hosts dear at feedback?
It's the final day of the competition and the B&B owners are meeting for the last time to find out what they've been paid and to settle some scores. The Hero is first, and hosts Harry and Rowan Glennie want to know why their female guests thought their rooms were too boyish to cut the mustard. Next, Debbie and Arthur from The Cleasewood Guest House have an apology to make about breakfast - but will their payments be any easier to digest? Helen and Suzanne from Peel Hey on the Wirral are third and are keen to find out whether Arthur and Debbie are out for revenge for their own feedback. Finally, it's Four Saints Brig Y Don in Llandudno and owner Shoukry is hoping some dodgy dinner conversation won't scupper his chances. Amid recriminations, accusations, and flaring tempers, the payments are revealed and the winner is finally announced.
The competition kicks off in Truro, Cornwall, at Causilgey Manor, where former art dealers Robin and Brenda Spence want to treat their guests to a stay in the Cornish countryside. Leoni and Tish from The Chocolate Box are stumped by the dÚcor and Julie and Jason from The Buckle Seaford's reaction to the bathroom with a glass roof is less than favourable. The B&Bers bond over a visit to an owl sanctuary, but the cracks begin to appear at dinner where Martin and Tracey of Elmfield B&B come clean with their thoughts on the wall hangings. Robin and Brenda show that breakfast isn't all about fry-ups, but it's Jason and Julie's loo with a view that leaves the hosts with egg on their faces at feedback.
The second visit is to Elmfield B&B in Devon, where retired politician Martin Perry and housekeeper Tracey Barrett pride themselves on keeping things traditional. The guests are unimpressed by Martin's aging heirlooms and Julie and Jason critique the cleanliness and communal bathroom. But an afternoon of panto puts the guests' gripes behind them as everyone shines on stage. Over dinner Martin reveals his political pedigree, but his take it or leave it approach to bedding has Julie probing his priorities. At breakfast Tish feels scrambled by the ordering system, but Martin's prodigious platters win points all round. Mixed reviews at feedback leave Martin and Tracey questioning whether their guests appreciate their traditional take on B&Bing.
The third visit is to The Chocolate Box in Bournemouth, where host Leoni Wilton and Tish Broughton want to swathe their guests in the sweet stuff. On arrival Robin and Brenda are impressed with what's on offer, and an afternoon painting with chocolate reveals Jason and Julie's competitive side but the attention is on the hosts, whose playful approach leaves their guests questioning their business credentials. In the morning all but one take up the chocolate breakfast and things take a turn for the worse when it comes to DIY drinks, which leave a stain on feedback.
The fourth and final visit is to The Buckle Seaford, in East Sussex, where B&B newbies Julie and Jason Martin have set sail for seaside luxe. On arrival Leoni and Tish are still smarting from Julie and Jason's feedback, but are determined to play fair and all the guests are blown away by the brand new bedrooms, with Martin bagging the Captain's Quarters... An afternoon of football confirms the girls' suspicions about their hosts' competitive streak and Robin and Brenda feel Julie and Jason are the ones to watch. A dinner table debate on the Buckles' adult only policy reveals Martin's softer side and there are great egg-spectations of newcomer Jason's breakfast. The next morning things get sticky when Leoni discovers a half used jam jar, but Jason's poached eggs survive scrutiny. At feedback, with payment day looming, Julie and Jason chart a course for victory.
It's the final day of the competition and the B&B owners are meeting for the last time to find out what they've been paid and to settle some scores. Causilgey Manor is first to host and Robin and Brenda want to get to grips with Julie and Jason's gripes over privacy. Next are Martin and Tracy from Elmfield, who are keen to clean up Jason and Julies moans about mildew. Leoni from the Chocolate Box is third and although she can cope with the comments, it's the underpayments that leave her livid. Finally, it's Jason and Julie from The Buckle Seaford. Have the B&B newbies with a penchant for luxury done enough to win people over and bag the plaque? There are accusations thrown and awkward moments as the payments are revealed and the winner is finally announced.
The competition kicks off in Ayr, Scotland, at Blackburn Villa where Karen Mclelland runs a home from home B&B; she is joined in by daughter Jade. On arrival, mother and son team, Dominic and Eileen are bemused by the shared bathroom, while Lynda and partner Larnie don't find the cleanliness to their high standards. During the afternoon's feeding of the lemurs, the B&Ber's are cagey with one another as they suss out their competitors. The pre-ordered breakfast system gets tested and chef Larnie calls it average, which is hard for Karen and Jade to swallow at feedback.
The second visit is to Gretna Green, Scotland, where Kieran White and fiancÚe Paula Baillie of The Hazeldene are proud of the marital importance of their hotel. On arrival, Lynda and Larnie from Greylands Guest House find that the room isn't to their cleaning standard. An afternoon spent learning the steps to a Scottish dance sees Karen happily led by daughter Jade, while mother and son Dominic and Eileen struggle to work together. At dinner, Lynda and Larnie question their hosts about the renovation of the rooms, which doesn't go down well. Come morning, not all the guests are bright and breezy due to troubled sleeps and the hosts are suspicious of game playing.
For the third visit of the week, the B&B'ers head to Pembrokeshire, Wales, and 32 Townhouse, where Dominic Swingler and his mum Eileen hope their style and decor wows their guests. After receiving their own feedback, Kieran and Paula are a lot more critical upon arrival than they were on the first visit. During the afternoon the B&Ber's do some painting, and come dinner the competition heats up. At feedback, some comments leave Dominic and Eileen bemused but still feeling confident about the competition.
The final visit is to Greylands Guest House, in Powys Wales, where Lynda Fry and partner Larnie Carter, have high standards due to Lynda having worked in a five star hotel and Larnie being a former chef. But on arrival all the B&Ber's are underwhelmed and critical after having had their expectations set high. In the afternoon, a hobby falls flat, and at dinner, Dominic and Eileen baffle their hosts. In the morning, after a broken night's sleep for some, breakfast falls under some juicy scrutiny, which leaves the hosts with a sour taste, come feedback.
It's the final day of the competition and the B&B owners are meeting for the last time to find out what they've been paid and to settle some scores. Blackburn Villa is first, and Karen and Jade want Lynda and Larnie to clear up their dust comments. Next, Kieran and Paula from The Hazeldene want to challenge all their guests on their sleep comments, but it's the payments that they find a nightmare. Dominic and Eileen from 32 Townhouse are third and are keen to pick up on Lynda and Larnie's hair comment, as well as learning why only one of Kieran and Paula slept well. Finally, it's Greylands Guest House, and owners Lynda and partner Larnie want to put the record straight. There are tears, recriminations and accusations as the payments are revealed and the winner is finally announced.
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